If you know anything about movies, then you know South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho is one of the most talented storytellers in the business. His most recent film, Parasite, won Best Picture at the Oscars, and for good reason. It was fantastic.
And now, he’s setting up his next film. It was announced this week that Steven Yeun has been cast to star alongside Robert Pattinson in the project, which has been described as a sci-fi thriller.
The story is actually based on Edward Ashton’s novel, Mickey7.
It follows an ‘expendable’ — a disposable employee on a human expedition sent to colonize the ice world Niflheim — who refuses to let his replacement clone, dubbed Mickey8, take his place. Plot details for the movie have not been confirmed, and it’s not clear how closely Bong (who is also writing the screenplay) plans to stick to the source material.
In addition to Pattinson and Yeun, the cast also includes Mark Ruffalo, Toni Collette and Naomi Ackie, so he has some heavy hitters.
Not only will Bong write and direct this project, he’ll also produce through his company Offscreen.
We’re not sure when filming is set to begin, but hopefully soon. We need another Bong Joon Ho feature.
A cast that includes Richard Jenkins, Beanie Feldstein and Steven Yeun is certainly impressive, and when you add in the fact that ‘The Humans‘ was adapted from a Tony-winning play, well…THE EXCITEMENT GOES UP!
Oh, and did we mention this is an A24 flick? Yeah, we’re already in love.
The first trailer for ‘The Humans‘ dropped this week. It marks Stephen Karam’s directorial debut, which only makes sense considering it’s based on his play. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews.
The official synopsis reads:
Erik Blake has gathered three generations of his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the group’s deepest fears are laid bare. Haunting and piercingly funny, The Humans explores the hidden dread of a family and the love that binds them together.
This could be an Oscar nominated film, so you don’t want to miss it. It’ll be released in theaters and on Showtime starting November 24.
It would mark the first collaboration between Peele and Kaluuya since the Best Picture-nominated Get Out, which earned Kaluuya a nomination for best actor while Peele won for best original screenplay.
Besides directing and writing the pic, Peele will also produce alongside Ian Cooper for their Monkeypaw Productions, via the company’s exclusive five-year deal with Universal.
As always with Peele’s projects, the plot details remain under wraps. You typically don’t hear much about the details until the first trailer is released, and even then you’re kinda like, “Wait, what?” and hell sometimes, you don’t even know what the movie was about until two weeks after you watch it.
This latest film is expected to be released July 22, 2022, so filming will most likely start in the fall of 2021.
Steven Yeun, best known for his work on The Walking Dead, is getting the leading role he deserves in the upcoming A24 film, Minari.
The film was a huge hit at the Sundance Film Festival. Several critics said it was their favorite movie of the year.
Minari was written/directed by Lee Isaac Chung. Inspired by his own childhood, the script tells the story of a Korean-American family that moves to a small town in Arkansas in search for better opportunities.
The cast, which includes Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, Yuh-Jung Youn and Will Patton, is one of the year’s finest. A possible contender for the SAG cast ensemble prize, the A24 film started its run from Park City, Utah very strong.
No release date for the movie has been released, but sources say A24 plans to release it before the Academy Awards’ Feb. 28, 2021 eligibility deadline. They plan to push hard for nominations, including a Best Actor nom for Yeun and Best Director for Chung.